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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Stish704 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:53 pm

I got a new battery but then no the bulb has gone. Now, where would I get one of them?

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:42 am

Hi Nick,
I think you've bought the torch key at a good price.
When you get it cut, make sure they put the pointy end in the machine. :whistle: :D .

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:49 am

Stish704 wrote:I got a new battery but then no the bulb has gone. Now, where would I get one of them?

Hi,
Check the dimensions of this one against the Ford item, with a bit of luck they'll be the same.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-ASTR ... noapp=true

Failing that, the battery and bulb unit can be purchased as a whole.

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:46 pm

Hi Chaps,

Look what arrived in the post today...

Image20161013_164640 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

It even came fully loaded with bulb and battery....

Image20161013_164727 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I think you've bought the torch key at a good price.


Thanks Andrew, Yes Siree ! I think £50 weren't a bad price at all mate :)

Andrew 2.8i wrote:When you get it cut, make sure they put the pointy end in the machine. :whistle: :D .


Jeepers Andrew, you are making me very nervous now fella but you do make a "key" "point" there old chap :lol:

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Stish704 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:33 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Stish704 wrote:I got a new battery but then no the bulb has gone. Now, where would I get one of them?

Hi,
Check the dimensions of this one against the Ford item, with a bit of luck they'll be the same.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-ASTR ... noapp=true

Failing that, the battery and bulb unit can bu purchased as a whole.

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Thanks mate, will do.

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:35 pm

Hi,

I got my TX Torch Key cut today...was a bit worried in case it did not "go to plan" as its not exactly a standard "off the shelf" key that can just be replaced to do it again, but all went fine...phew !

Image20161021_210147 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

I tried it in the Capri tonight and it fits just fine :)
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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:43 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:I tried it in the Capri tonight and it fits just fine :)


Terrific! :D The perfect finishing touch.

Be sure to try it in all the locks plus the ignition.

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:49 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Terrific! :D The perfect finishing touch.

Be sure to try it in all the locks plus the ignition


Hey, thanks Andrew :)

I tried it in the drivers door and ignition tonight. Yep, you make a good point to check in all the locks. Will do tomorrow !

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby ukfpv » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:24 am

Any thoughts on whether the Turkish torch key blanks are fake? From what I know the key should have raised 'dimples' on the Ford emblem side, to match those on the the torch/battery fitting - the Turkish key blank does not have these 'dimples'

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:28 am

ukfpv wrote:Any thoughts on whether the Turkish torch key blanks are fake?

Hi,
Welcome to the forum. :welcome:
You never know, the Turkish keys might have been made over there, and might have slight variations in design when compared to the genuine UK versions.
However, my suspicion is that they are probably not genuine.

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby ukfpv » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:10 pm

Thanks Andrew

Been lookin' at the forum for a while but have only recently got around to doing anything about it

Hmmmm I guess these things are relatively easy to copy (if that is indeed the case). I wonder whether anybody on here has purchased one and can confirm either way

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:38 pm

Yes I bought one and it all fits and work and the torch part got to me in two days from eBay .

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby tejb1 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:27 pm

Many companies make key blanks, so long as they are compatible it's fine. A bit like how you go into the motor factor and ask for an EFL90 oil filter and they translate that to the right stock code for whichever brand of filters they carry in stock.

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:28 am

tejb1 wrote:Many companies make key blanks, so long as they are compatible it's fine.

Hi,
A fair point. The Turkish key will work exactly as intended, and as such represents decent value for money.
I assumed the poster, ukfpv, was specifically looking for a key that was definitely a genuine item for authenticity.

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:41 pm

The key that I bought last year has raised 'dimples' on both sides. I got mine off an ebay seller based in Blighty :) When I get in from work tonight if I think I will look up to see if hes still selling.
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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:16 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: When I get in from work tonight if I think I will look up to see if hes still selling.

Hi,
That would be the chap mentioned in the original post, nield44.
He doesn't currently have any torch keys listed on Ebay.
Judging by the cost of 2x NOS TX keys (without torch), I dread to think how much the torch keys would be anyway.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-ESCORT-MK ... SwWxNYxqiV
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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby ukfpv » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:00 pm

Correct Andrew, I'm endeavouring to get a 'genuine' Ford torch key blank. Thanks guys - I have approached the neild eBay seller, as well as Retro Ford, but they're both currently out of stock - hopefully though I've just agreed to purchase a key from a fello 280 friend of mine so one would hope my problem is now solved

Back to the Turkey seller, I do think they're fake, so although on a par with the genuine item (when in stock) finance wise, a fake is still a fake, especially when prominently being sold as a genuine item

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby ukfpv » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:35 am

Requiring a GENUINE torch key blank again as my friends key wasn't correct - if anybody has one please let me know

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed May 03, 2017 5:01 pm

ukfpv wrote: if anybody has one please let me know

Hi,
Here's one:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-28 ... 6016.l4276

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Re: Ford TX Torch Key

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat May 13, 2017 5:40 pm

The listing for the torch key has ended. I presume it's been sold.
I've just noticed that it's the same seller that is selling the ropey 280 and the seats mentioned in another thread.

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